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Every one wants to save Sam
Member Name: Autumnrose
Advantages: Great family time
Disadvantages: Learning what each buzz means
For Christmas this year my daughter was lucky to get the game Operation as one of her gifts. As this was a gift I have no idea how much it cost or where it was purchased from but I am sure that you can get it for super cheap and on special.
Never having this game as a child due to my parents having a problem with noisy toys I was thrilled to see it unwrapped by my daughter. I was more excited to play with it than she was. As a child my best friend had this game and I loved to play it always on the edge of my seat waiting for the buzzer to go off. Since I played this game as a child a lot has changed in the way it's played. They have updated the game and made it easier to play and got rid of the cards that were used to tell you what piece you were to operate on. I think that it's much easier to play now and to store as well with fewer pieces to misplace.
The box says it's a good game for players aged 6 and up however I know that there was no way my daughter would have been able to play this game at age six. Her motor skills were just not that good yet by that age. I wonder if maybe the age would be better appropriate for older kids perhaps age 8 and up. The game requires 4 AAA batteries that are not included. Thank goodness for us we have a stash of such batteries for when we get gifts that do not include batteries.
We set up the game to play for the first time. The ease of set up is amazing you open the little drawer and pull out all the plastic pieces and place them in their proper areas and the game is ready to be played. Set up requires no time at all and is very simple even my daughter can do this by her self.
The game board is made of hard red plastic with a cardboard type picture glued to the board with Sam's picture on it. There are cut outs for each body part that we are to operate on. There is a set of tweezers attached to the board with a cord that is used to remove the body parts. At the top of the board is the on off and game selection switch, giving you the options of what type of game you want to play.
Game play is rather complicated as now you don't draw cards you have to listen to the sounds that tell you what body part you're to operate on. I think that the cards would be a much better option at this point as listening to the buzzer and trying to determine what each sound means can be daunting lucky for us on the instructions that are included with the game it tells you what each sound stands for. After you learn the sounds game play is super easy and fun.
The first time we played this game I warned my daughter to not touch the tweezers metal when she was trying to operate as when we were kids that would give us a little zap. Fortunately when they updated the game they also thought of that. No more little zaps as you were trying to remove the body parts.
The game itself is rather quick played and takes no time at all. I was worried that this game would end up taking up the whole day needless to say game play is quick and to the point no delays. The more I play this game with my daughter the more I love it. I am always looking for things that we can do to spend more time together as a family and this game has become one of our favorite family past times.
Would I recommend this game you better believe it. This is a classic game that is good for the whole family.
Summary: Loved this game as a child and love it even now.
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